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would this work as a battery backup ?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by francis.g, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. DBCOOPER

    DBCOOPER Feeling the Heat

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    Check the wiring diagram carefully on the 491 and you will see that the control contacts are not isolated but tie to the 120 supply circuit.


    Never mind I misread the diagram. It will work.

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  2. richkorn

    richkorn Minister of Fire

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    Might be cheaper to add some vertical rise to venting. Natural draft = no smoke in house.
  3. Snowy Rivers

    Snowy Rivers Minister of Fire

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    Wiring this up so that it will power the stove through an orderly shutdown seems like a good idea.

    This said, I have three different Pellet stoves here at my place and have had power outages that effected all of them at one time or another.

    All of our stoves are direct vented (without a tall stack) and to date we have never had any issues with smoke in the house after an outage.

    Maybe some models of stoves are more prone to smoking back into the room under this sort of condition but I have not seen it.

    If you have a tall chimney, the natural draft should take care of venting the stove until the fire is out.

    Good luck with the Gizmo.

    Snowy
  4. DBCOOPER

    DBCOOPER Feeling the Heat

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    Good for you. That has not been my experience. When I'm finished I'll be able to leave the stove unattended without worry of power glitches and I'll be able to run it on any generator all without having to worry about the quanity or quality of the utility. Plus its fun.
  5. DBCOOPER

    DBCOOPER Feeling the Heat

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    Just watched it go thru 3 power hits. Ups kicked in and worked perfectly.

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